Joe Nicol

Joe Nicol | Bartender Atlas

Who | Joe Nicol
Where | Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Current Bar | Post 70 Indulgence Bar
Past Bar(s) | The Times, The Ice Plant (St Augustine, Florida), Fitzcarraldo Projects (Brooklyn, NY)
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Tuxedo #2
Favourite Part of the Job | The endless amounts of new friendships we get to make.
Favourite After Work Drink | Fernet shot and a local pint
Favourite at Home Drink | Negroni (It’s already pre-batched in my freezer)
Favourite bar in the world | MACE in East Village Manhattan, New York
Best known for | Always theming my menus. Or maybe my silly relaxed attitude I’ve carried through the years.
Favourite “at work” memory | Probably one of my rare celebrity encounters. When the Men’s USA Soccer team came in to the bar before they went off to the World Cup. Maybe not that cool to most people but I’m a big soccer fan.

What do you collect? Tiki mugs and Lapel pins!
Favourite thing about your city? The seasons. We have 4 true seasons and live in what is considered a temperate rainforest. The endless amount of fresh produce and ingredients available here makes for great cuisine and cocktails!
What was the last photo that you took? My Christmas tree to show my mom.
Where was last place you traveled? NYC a week ago.
Any claims to fame? Haha! Can’t balance a spoon. I won 2018 North Carolina mixologist of the year by the Department of Agriculture and the Restaurant aAssociation. 2017 I won Fernet Branca. I’m also Patron Hacienda Alumn.

Lager or IPA? Lager
Sparkling or Flat? Flat
Miami or Mexico City? Mexico City > almost everywhere I’ve been
Olive or Twist? Both please

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes of course time permitting.
Find him: Instagram